Creating a visual escape, a place to get lost in the details, colours, and textures
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Tamara H. Campbell is an abstract artist, working primarily in mixed media. Her paintings are bold, colourful and full of details. She is inspired by nature with its abundance of colours, textures and forms; these details emerge through the many layers that build upon each other as she creates her paintings.
She likes to work in collections and the main one that has captured her attention right now deals with creation, destruction and re-creation. She creates multiple paintings using her chosen palette, photographs details from them, then meticulously cuts them into strips of varying width and reassembles them into new, colourful assemblages.
Another of her collections explores imaginary spaces and spirits in nature and are very organic and dreamy. They suggest places in nature, but those spaces are not quite of this world.
She has experimented with art since she was a child, and as an adult she has taken a wide variety of art courses. Her unique style blends playful creativity and experimentation with learned techniques.
Her life experiences, both wonderful and difficult, inform her perspective. She uses art as a process to search for peace, happiness and healing within herself. Her goal as an artist is to create art that provides a visual escape for her viewers – a place to get lost in the details.